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International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.) records

 Collection
Identifier: L1973-24

Scope and Contents of the Records

The records of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.) consist of the files kept by Tommy Archer as financial secretary of the local from 1949, as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund, 1957-1966, and as President of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers, 1958-1959. Filed alphabetically and consisting in bulk of correspondence and financial records, the local's Office Files concern membership, insurance, job opportunities, disciplinary matters and relationships with contractors in Atlanta, in Georgia, and in the South. Minutes of the regular meetings and those of the executive board, 1949-1970, discuss wages, elections, trials, and various construction jobs. Archer's work as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund and as president of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers is described through minutes, correspondence, and financial data, 1953-1966. Organized in 1953 out of concern of the international union for the number of unorganized operating engineers in the South Atlantic states, the South Atlantic Conference in these minutes discusses organizing in each state, while correspondence deals more with conference arrangements.

Dates

  • 1927-1971

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

The International Union of Operating Engineers represents heavy equipment operators and stationary engineers in the construction industry. Local 926 is located in Atlanta.

Extent

5.8 Linear Feet (in 16 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

The records of International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.), 1927-1971, consist of the files kept by Tommy Archer as financial secretary of the local from 1949, as treasurer of the International's General Pension Fund, 1957-1966, and as President of the South Atlantic Conference of Operating Engineers, 1958-1959.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Operating Engineers Local 926, courtesy Tommy Archer, March 27, 1973.

Online Availability

The photographs in this collection may have been digitized and are available online at Georgia State University Library Digital Collections.

Separated Materials

During processing, materials were separated to other Southern Labor Archives Printed Collections. For pamphlets, see the Southern Labor Archives Pamphlet Collection finding aid (note that this collection has been weeded over time). For periodicals, see the Southern Labor Archives periodicals collection finding aid or catalog. For photographs, see the Southern Labor Archives Photographs Collection finding aid. For contracts, see the International Union of Operating Engineers contract collection. For constitutions and bylaws, consult the archivist.

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection

  1. 23 photographs (may be available in Digital Collections)

Separated to Contracts and Agreements Collection

  1. Contracts of this local and other unions in the region

Separated to Southern Labor Archives Periodicals Collection

  1. International Operating Engineer issues

Separated to Pamphlets Collection

  1. Publications on various topics

Separated to Constitutions and Bylaws Collection

  1. Constitutions from this local and other state labor organizations

Processing Information

Processed by E. L. E. Mize, February 4, 1974. During processing, items were separated to the Southern Labor Archives Photographic Collection, Constitutions and Bylaws Collection, Contracts and Agreements Collection, Pamphlets Collection, and Periodicals Collection.
Title
International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 926 (Atlanta, Ga.):
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Georgia State University Library
Date
March 5, 1974
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • October 22. 2015: Electronic finding aid created by William Hardesty from a legacy finding aid.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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